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Historical Events In 1976

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jun 09   On this day in history james A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88  

Jun 10   In the year 1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome  

Jun 10   In the year 1976 adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103  

Jun 12   The Navy phased out the last C-117 (Douglas DC-3), perhaps the most famous transport plane of all time. The last C-117 was flown from Pensacola to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, the boneyard for obsolete military aircraft in the year 1976.  

Jun 13   On this day in history don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies  

Jun 14   On this day in history "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)  

Jun 16   Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed in the year 1976.  

Jun 16   Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa on this day in history.  

Jun 19   US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth in the year 1976.  

Jun 23   CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens on this day in history.  

Jun 25   In the year 1976 johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66  

Jun 28   In the year 1976 stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49  

Jun 29   In the year 1976 leonora Summers, entertainer, dies  

Jun 29   Seychelles gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

Jun 30   A Naval Aviator tradition came to an end when brown shoes were stricken from the officers' and chiefs' uniforms. The tradition initially distinguished the Brown Shoe Navy of the aviators from the black shoes of the surface officers on this day in history.  

Jul 01   In the year 1976 kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors  

Jul 02   In the year 1976 formal reunification of North & South Vietnam  

Jul 02   Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual in the year 1976.  

Jul 03   In the year 1976 103 hostages were rescued by an Israeli commando unit in a raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda. 106 hostages had been taken from a hijacked Air France airliner on its way to Paris from Tel Aviv. Seven pro-Palestinian guerrilla hijackers, 20 Ugandan soldiers and 3 hostages were killed in the raid.  

Jul 03   Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Jul 03   On this day in history israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers  

Jul 06   First women enter Naval Academy in the year 1976.  

Jul 06   On this day in history soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station  

Jul 07   Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jul 07   Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars on this day in history.  

Jul 09   Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe in the year 1976.  

Jul 11   In the year 1976 in the Panama-Colombia Border Region, The foreshock, a magnitude 6.7, was followed by a major earthquake of magnitude 7.0 four hours later. Several injured and10 houses and 1 bridge were destroyed in the area  

Jul 12   Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jul 12   In the year 1976 ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72  

Jul 13   Courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin on this day in history.  

Jul 13   Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1976.  

Jul 14   Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY in the year 1976.  

Jul 15   On this day in history 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif  

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta) was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)  

Jan 18   Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006 was born on this day in history.  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)  

Feb 29   Ja Rule, American rapper and actor was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of emma Barton, English actress  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of terrence Long, American baseball player  

Famous Deaths In 1976

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1976 mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1976 jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84  

Jan 05   Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1976 chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65  

Jan 11   Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85  

Jan 13   Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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